It's that time of the year again. Time to pick your fantasy teams and shoot for the top of your league and if you're really ambitious, the world. This is a list of the many games out there for various leagues in Europe. I'm going to be really ambitious this year and pick a team for all of the EPL games as well as the Championship game.
I think that the (London) Times Online Play the Game looks interesting for something different as no two teams in a league can have the same player. Many of the other Premier League games are very similar to the "official" game, with slight variations in scoring and transfer rules. The benefit of straying from the official game is prizes! yay! I managed to win £100 last season with CYKI and hope to make a living this season off all of these games (OK, not really).
Be sure to check out the fantasy pundit sites listed for tips, advice, scouting, injuries, and much more. To the list.....
English Premier League
Official Premier League Fantasy
Prizes: Monthly First Place: win a digital camera, an mp3 player, and a Premier League club replica kit of the Winner’s choice. The overall winner gets a VIP trip for two to a Barclays Premier League match.
Why Play?: It's the official game with over two million fellow players
Can You Kick It
Prizes: £100 First place each month, £500 for the overall winner
Why Play?: Same familiar rules as the official game, minus bonus points and with only one GK and sub
Play The Game (London Times Online)
Video: How to "Play The Game"
Prizes: Weekly Replica Kits, Tickets to League Games, Tickets to FA Cup Final
Why Play?: A scoring system that uses ten categories to reflect players' true value and no "identi-squads". This game uses a league system where a player can belong to only one team.
Daily Mail Fantasy Football
How to Play: http://fantasyfootball.dailymail.co.uk/how-to-play/
Prizes: There’s £50,000 in cash to be won, with a major first prize of £20,000.
Why Play?: Instant inter-player chat, message walls and a news feed. Join Mini-Leagues with your friends with additional prizes available.
Telegraph Fantasy Football
How to Play: http://fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk/how-to-play
Prizes: £50,000 to the overall winner and over £110,000 divided into many categories (Link)
Why Play?: Cash Prizes available to the best leagues, players, cup winners, golden boot winners, and more
OleOle Fantasy Premier League
Fox Soccer Channel PL Fantasy Challenge
Yahoo Premier League Fantasy Football
ESPN Soccernet Premier Fantasy
EPL Fantasy Pundits
Never Captain Nicky Butt
Fantasy Football Scout
Fantasy Premier League
Texaco Fantasy Football
Italy Serie A
OleOle Serie A
Spain La Liga
OleOle La Liga
French Ligue 1
OleOle French Ligue 1
OleOle Germany Bundesliga
Kicker Online Fantasy (in German)
BILD Super Manager (costs 7.99 Euros)
Free Fantasy Football.tv
UEFA Champions League
Uefa Champions League Fantasy Game
ESPN Soccernet Champions Fantasy